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Monte Sereno is a suburb of San Jose with a population of 3,551. Monte Sereno is in Santa Clara County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Monte Sereno offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Monte Sereno there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Monte Sereno and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Monte Sereno are highly rated.
About Monte Sereno...
Population
3,551

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$2,000,001
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,174
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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Monte Sereno Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    221.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    221.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    3%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    41%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Monte Sereno

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$55,322
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Monte Sereno Reviews

3 reviews
Monte Sereno is a great subsection of Los Gatos. Though it has a different name, Monte Sereno is basically incorporated into downtown Los Gatos, and is very centrally located in terms of grocery stores and Santa Cruz Ave with restaurants and shops. Because it is practically part of Los Gatos, still a great community to raise a family and to live.
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I feel safe most of the time, could definitely use some more street lights though.
It is a fun place to live but not much to do if you are between the ages of 18-21.